Image:Merrymount Press - Against War by Erasmus (colophon).jpg|thumb|175px|Merrymount Press colophon (Against War, by Erasmus, printed 1908).
The '''Merrymount Press''' was a printing company, both scholarly and craftsmanlike, founded and run by Daniel Berkeley Updike
in Boston, Massachusetts
, and extant during the years 1893–1941. It was perhaps the finest representative of the Arts and Crafts movement
in American book arts, influenced by William Morris
and founded "to do common work uncommonly well."
Updike established his own studio in 1893, first with the idea of designing type fonts, but soon after as a printing company. He called it the Merrymount Press in honor of Mount Wollaston
just south of Boston. In 1896, Updike commissioned font designer Bertram Grosvenor Goodhue
to design the Merrymount font for an Altar Book for the Episcopal Church. In 1904 Herbert Horne
designed Montallegro for him, and noted graphic...